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University of Alabama
Geo 102 - The Earth Through Time

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GEO 102 Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 11 Lecture 1 August 20 What is the foundational unifying theory of geology Plate Tectonics What is special about scientific journals They are how scientists communicate and they are a good source of accurate science because they are peer reviewed What is a theory The best most complete understanding of a natural phenomenon that humans possess The fundamental framework of humans understanding of the universe An unproven model Lecture 2 August 22 What binds clay minerals together Van Der Waals Forces When an oceanic plate is colliding with a continental plate which will subduct The oceanic plate will subduct because it is denser What type of rock can be altered to become a metamorphic rock Igneous rocks can be altered because of the pressure in the Earth Lecture 3 August 25 What is Science Science is a method that always starts with a problem and is tested by a hypothesis The assumption that the universe operates the same at all times is called uniformitarianism What are examples of Primary and Secondary Literature Primary Nature Public Library of Science One Secondary National Geographic Scientific American Lecture 4 August 27 Why is the City of Birmingham where it is The City of Birmingham is where it is because of the iron coal and limestone example Red Mountain is made of iron coated sandstone What geologic materials does Alabama produce lime marble salt sandstone and limestone Lecture 5 August 29 Why does clay bind together The Van Der Waals Forces create opposite attractions on both sides of the molecules This makes clay molecules flat and look like a sheet or stacks of paper How are minerals identified in the lab and field They are identified by their mass hardness luster shape and cleavage What controls the charge of an atom The number of protons and electrons in the atom Lecture 6 September 3 What are isotopes and how are they used by geologists Two or more forms of the same element that contain equal number of protons

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